SPECIAL EDUCATION
Programs

The District provides high-quality education for all students, including those with disabilities. All individuals with disabilities have the right to receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). The District provides special education instruction and services in accordance with the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Students with disabilities are placed in the least restrictive environment that meets their needs.

Resource Program (Academic Workshop)
This program is designed to provide supplemental instruction in a small group setting. Students work to meet their IEP goals, increase academic performance, develop learning strategies and learn advocacy skills for success in their mainstream classes.

Special Day Class
This program is designed to provide direct instruction in a self-contained setting for academic subjects such as English, math, history and science. Students work to meet their IEP goals in the following areas: academics, behavioral/social and transitional.

Designated Instructional Services
Designated Instructional Services are supplementary services provided to students which are related to their identified disabilities. Examples are speech and language services, counseling and services to the hard of hearing or visually impaired.

School Psychologists
Psychologists are responsible for conducting all assessments of students initially referred to special education and assessments for triennial reviews for students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Each school site has a psychologist providing these assessment services and consultation services to the staff.

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